UET 6, 0289 (P346354)

Wisdom or proverb tablet excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM —

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary > Wisdom or proverb (Proverb)

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tablet
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1. KA NIGIN2? du11-du11 lu2-lul-la-ra
 en: As for(?) the ..., the liar
2. {d}nin-abul#-la sag-a-ni bi2-in-x
 en: Ninabula ... her(?) head
3. sa6-ga-ni hul-sze3 ba-da-gal2
 en: His good(ness) was made into(?) evil (when) with him(?)
4. igi-ni tesz2 la-ba-an-tuku
 en: His face had no shame
5. szu-si egir!-a-ni mu-un-da-gal2
 en: The (accusatory?) finger was there (pointing) behind him(?)
6. {d}utu en nig2-gi-na ki ag2#
 en: Utu, the lord who loves truth
7. nig2-erim2 ba-an-da-bur12 nig-gi-na gid2-da#?
 en: Tore out evil from him and prolonged(!?) truth
  profound/distant”?
8. nam-tag dugud ib2-ta-x
 en: ... the grave sin
9. KA szu#? kal x
 en: ...
10. im-da-szub-bu-de3#?
 en: ... is to cast away/fall away(?)
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Consult sign list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Consult word list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: UET 6, 0289

    [Gadd1963] Gadd, Cyril J., and Aaron Shaffer. 1963, 1966.

  • history: Alster Proverbs, Proverbs 314

    [AlsterProverbs1997] Alster, Bendt. 1997. Proverbs of Ancient Sumer: The World’s Earliest Proverb Collection.

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  • Museum No.: BM —
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 17207.051
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2019-06-22 at 10:56:11 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-06-01 at 09:06:48 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:02:01 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
2006-11-02 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Foxvog, Daniel A.; Guerra, Dylan; Peterson, Jeremiah; Veldhuis, Niek; Wolfe, Jared N. CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“UET 6, 0289 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 2, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346354.
UET 6, 0289 artifact entry (No. P346354). (2006, November 2). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346354
UET 6, 0289 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346354 (Accessed: July 14, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-14]},
	year = {2006},
	month = {nov 2},
	title = {UET 6, 0289 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346354},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346354},
}

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